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Devils open season 2-2 after Saturday split

ROANOKE — Fredonia State earned a weekend split of its four-game series at Mountain Mash with a win and a loss on Saturday. A 13-5 win in six innings over Pitt.-Bradford was followed by a 2-1 loss to Susquehanna. The Blue Devils (2-2) lost to host Roanoke and defeat Pitt.-Bradford on ...

Murphy selected SUNYAC Player of the Week

CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announces the PrestoSports baseball weekly awards. Fredonia's Tylor Murphy (Albany, N.Y) has been named the PrestoSports Baseball Athlete of the Week and Oswego's Ronald Loomis (Livonia, N.Y) has been named the ...

Devils baseball split in Virginia

EMORY — Sophomore Tylor Murphy had a productive weekend at the plate to lead the Fredonia State baseball team to a split at Emory and Henry on Sunday. Murphy had two homeruns and two doubles, while totaling six RBI. The Devils took Game 1, 8-5, before falling 8-5 in Game 2. The Devils ...

Fredonia Unified Bowling claims first place in its division

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Fredonia Unified Bowling Team had a terrific day on the lanes as they claimed first place in their division at the Unified Bowling Section 6 Tournament. Fredonia was in a group with Newfane who finished with 1,937 pins, Eden finishing with 2,021 pins, Sweet Home finishing ...

Silver Creek Unified Bowling claims first place in its division

CHEEKTOWAGA — On Monday, March 2, Silver Creek’s Unified Bowling Team traveled to AMF Airport Lanes in Buffalo to complete in the Unified Bowling Section 6 Tournament. Twenty-two teams from the WNY area came to compete. Silver Creek was matched up against Williamsville, Niagara Falls, ...

North Collins upsets Panama in Class D Semifinals

Editor's Note: see the OBSERVER twitter page for video footage of Tyler Robinson's game winning shot. https://twitter.com/Chris__Storms/status/1234691684677685248 JAMESTOWN — The North Collins Eagles, who won one game just a season ago, will now play in the Class D Finals, and all it took ...

Jamestown Raiders ice hockey team wins large school state title

JAMESTOWN — Success can be a wonderful motivator. So can failure. The Jamestown Raiders have experienced doses of both over the past two years. Past disappointments can now be put in the rear-view mirror after the Raiders used a two-goal second period to take command en route to a 6-2 ...

Top seeded Middle Early College knocks out Chautauqua Lake, 89-57

JAMESTOWN — By the time Chautauqua Lake’s Luke Waters scored the first basket for the Thunderbirds, it was effectively too late. Waters buried a three with 1:30 to go in the opening quarter, but with three points finally on the board, the T-Birds found themselves down 20-3 to the Middle ...

Tapestry Charter eliminates Silver Creek with ease at JCC, 73-44

JAMESTOWN — It was a sloppy first half for both teams in the Section VI Class C1 Semifinal between the Silver Creek Black Knights and the Tapestry Thunderhawks. With the Thunderhawks (16-6, 2-Seed) only up 9-4 on Silver Creek (12-10, 3-seed) after the first quarter and 26-15 at the half, it ...

Pine Valley falls to Clymer in Class D Playoffs, 64-53 in OT

The Pine Valley Lady Panthers, despite only winning two games on the entire season, played host to the first round of the Class-D Sectional Playoffs against the Clymer Lady Pirates on Sunday afternoon. And while some may question the validity of a two-win team hosting a playoff game, the Lady ...

Hillbillies have three reach the podium at Wrestling State Championships

ALBANY — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team finished its season with four athletes competing at the State Championships in Albany. All four wrestlers, David Ball, Ceric Kristan, Alex Christy and Jake Skinner made it to the wrestle backs and Ball, Kristan and Skinner all made the ...

WNY teams are in the Tournament Mix

As we head into the last week of the regular season (and the start of some conference tournaments), let’s catch up with the Western New York Division I teams. Last year at this time there was serious talk of getting three WNY teams into the tournament, as UB was dominating the MAC while St. ...

Remembering my dad, Ray Pauszek

I would like to tell you a story about my (our) dad, Ray Pauszek. Ray and his wife Annie had six children, of which I was the oldest. For most of our (their) lives we did not have a car, or boat, etc. but we had each other. This story could get really long, so I will focus on life lessons ...

Hillbillies heading back to Buff. State after 85-43 home win over Roy-Hart

The Fredonia Hillbillies enjoyed the trip to Buffalo State College so much a year ago, they decided they would go back again. This time, however, they’re no Cinderella story. The Fredonia Hillbillies cruised past Royalton-Hartland on Saturday, 85-43, in the Section VI, Class B2 boys ...

Lady Marauders throttle 13-seed Medina in quarterfinals 115-28

At the end of the first quarter of the Class B1 Sectional Quarterfinal playoff game between the Dunkirk Lady Marauders and the Medina Lady Mustangs, Dunkirk had already roared out to a 35-12 lead. Had Dunkirk not scored a basket for the remainder of the game, they would have still won by ...

Lady ‘Billies narrowly miss out on upset at Eden

EDEN — As time winded down in the Section VI, Class B2 girls basketball quarterfinal playoff game between the 2-seed Eden Lady Raiders and the 10-seed Fredonia Lady ‘Billies, Fredonia found itself trailing by three points after looking in control for most of the second half. With 41 ...

Black Knights advance in postseason

SINCLAIRVILLE - The cardiac kids from Silver Creek delivered yet another fourth quarter comeback, but this time it was when it mattered most, during the Section VI Class C1 girls basketball playoffs. "This team has been a fourth quarter comeback team all season long," Silver Creek head coach ...

Golfer’s Diary: How to shave off strokes (Pt. II)

NOTE: This is the second part of an ongoing series. If you missed the initial article, be sure to visit observertoday.com. Last week the tips for shaving precious strokes off the scorecard included choosing the shorter club off the tee, playing the game one hole at a time and going with your ...

T’birds boys, girls both win

MAYVILLE — Kyleigh Perdue's 15 points led No. 2 Chautauqua Lake to a 69-19 Section VI Class C-1 quarterfinal victory over No. 7 Cattaraugus-Little Valley. Perdue, the lone senior on the team, also had four steals and five assists. "It was Kyleigh's last home game, so she played a really ...